Terrahawks was a Gerry Anderson production - theres a seperate discussion area on this forum if you want to swap memories!Part of the reason you don't see productions like the ones you mentioned is that in many cases they were co-productions between Western production companies and Japanese animation studios. Ulysses 31 was a French/Japanese co-production, for example.Often the object was to sell a related toy-line (as in the case of Thundercats), although there were exceptions such as the fondly remembered Mysterious Cities of Gold; Thunderbirds 2086, though, was an actual Japanese animated series that has a very interesting history!These days, with the massive growth in the popularity of anime, its usually more effective simply to buy the rights to Japanese series and then adapt - a term that causes some shudders among anime fans! - them to Western markets. One Piece and Gundam Wing are two examples of this.
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